Is it mandatory for me to sign up for compost collection?

No. The city of Durango and Table to Farm are partnering first on outreach and education to encourage more residents and businesses to sign up for compost collection voluntarily.

However, the city will begin evaluating the feasibility of transitioning to 100% participation in food waste diversion over the next 3 - 5 years. The city will also evaluate ways that composting could be incentivized, or the cost of trash collection reduced in the future. 

Landfills are the third-largest source of human caused methane emissions and food waste makes up approximately 20% of residential trash in Durango. Reducing waste and increasing composting will be critical to achieving the city's adopted waste diversion and greenhouse gas emissions goals.

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1. How do I sign up for curbside compost collection?
2. How much does it cost to compost with Table to Farm?
3. What can I compost?
4. Will my compost bin attract wildlife?
5. Is it mandatory for me to sign up for compost collection?
6. What happens if my bucket starts to smell?
7. What if I have a large household and produce a lot of food waste each week?
8. What if I have a small/single person household and don't produce a lot of food waste each week?
9. What happens to all the composted material?